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4 hours Kyoto tour including tricky Nijo jinya, a ninja mansion by certified professional guide

4 Hours
up to 2 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business ), Spanish ( Conversational )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Certified National Guide and Certified Domestic Travel Supervisor with English skill TOEIC 925 guides you. As Nijo jinya , a ninja house with tricky defense accepts only 30 visitors a day, reservation is requried, so you should reserve the tour as early as possible. Next visit is Nijo-jo castle, Kinkakuji temple (The Golden Pavillion) and Ryoanji temple if Nijo jinya is not reserved.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Eiji.

  • Nijo jinya was built by rich merchant Ogawa family in latter half of Edo period with amazing tricky defense and is called ninja house. To enter the house, earier reservation is better to secure reservation.

  • Nijo-jo castle was built by Tokugawa shogunate in 1603 and it has beautifle garden.

  • Kinkakuji or The Golden Pavillion was built by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu as his villa in 1397

  • Ryoanji temple is visited if we can not reserve Nijo jinya, it is famous for mysterious rock garden. You will be excited with the secret of the garden that the guide shows.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM
Meeting Point At lobby of Hotel Granvia, Kyoto station
Ending Point Downtoun area or at your place you prefer during the tour

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, pick-up fee to meet at Hotel Granvia in Kyoto station. entrance fee of the guide except for Nijo jinya, smiles and skills of communication of the guide.

What‘s not included

transportation fee of you and guide, taxi fare if used during the tour, entrance fee of you and the guide's entrance fee of Nijo jinya 1,000 yen if reserved and lunch, dinner etc. entrance fee: Nijo jinya 1,000 yen, Nijo-jo castle 1,000 yen, Kinkakuji temple 400 yen, Ryoanji temple 500 yen if visited. If we buy one day bus ticket, it is 600 yen. All prices are for one adult.


The entrance of Nijo jinya is subject to the reservation. It accepts only 30 visitors a day. The Nijo jinya tour is not guaranteed on your desired day of the tour. If the reservation is successfully made, we have to reach Nijo jinya by 10:00, therefore please be punctual to leave on 09:30 latest from the lobby of Hotel Granvia in Kyoto station. If we can not reserve as you desire, we will visit Ryoanji temple or the Rock Garden instead.
If your hotel is Ana Crowne Plaza Kyoto, you do not need to come to Hotel Granvia, because your hotel is very close to Nijo jinya. So, the guide will meet you at your lobby of Ana Crowne Plaze Kyoto on 9:30.

After the tour the guide will escort you to downtown area for your lunch. You can choose your restaurant from 27 choices. So the guide shows you how to get back to your hotel by bus after your lunch. The guide does not accompany your lunch.
The guest should have travel isurance and enough Japanese yen, because some restaurants and shops do not accept credit cards.
You may exchange your money to Japanese yen at 7&11 or Yucho bank(Japan Post).
The guide does not cover insurance if anything happened with you.
The guest should wear easy walking shose and have umbrella just in case. If you visit Kyoto in summer, please prepare hat or cap and beverage to avoid heat injury. read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 1 )
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bruce Bruce Japan
11 months ago

“ enjoyed. kyoto ”

great knowledge and insites


Dear Mr. Shapiro It was a great time with you in Kyoto. I do hope your nice trip back to Phoenix! Eiji

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